East Meets West: Borderline Urbane Nature Exhibit at COS

Oct 4, 2014 | 2014 Articles, Arts & Entertainment

by Jessica Robles

The second show in the COS Art Gallery for the Fall 2014 semester features two artists, Kara Dunne and Mihyang Kim in East Meets West: Borderline Urban Nature. The show will run from September 30 through October 17 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 2 from 5-7 p.m.. The show features large delicate paintings and intimate prints and drawings.

The pair featured hail from opposite sides of the country, but both use their surroundings as their inspiration. Kara Dunne uses the natural world around us to make us see something that we usually do not see. Through her work, Dunne reveals the natural world as something that has been hidden and has now been uncovered. Mihyang Kim uses her work as a journal for her own personal thoughts, but also still depicting objects each of us sees in our everyday life.


A Trailer is a Castle on its Side by Kara Dunne

Dunne’s interests are in printmaking, performance, theater, video and installation art. She studied printmaking and glassblowing at Alfred University, performance at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and earned her MFA in printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Kim was born in Jeonju, Korea and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her BA from Chonbuk National University, Korea in 2005 and her MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 2011.


Hide Me If You Can by Mihyang Kim

Learn more about the artists on their websites: Kara Dunne, www.karadunne.com and Mihyang Kim, mihyangkim.com.

The COS Art Gallery is located on the bottom floor of the Kaweah Building in room 214 on the College of Sequoias Visalia Campus. Free parking is available during the night of the reception in parking lots 3 and 7. If you are visiting the gallery during the day, there is 20 minute free parking available in lot 3 on the corner of Meadow Lane and Mooney Blvd. Parking passes can be purchased in lots 3 and right outside lot 7, for further questions regarding parking please contact the COS Art Gallery for details.

Gallery hours are Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. For any questions or information regarding the show, you may call the COS Art Gallery at 559-737-4861 or visit the COS website at www.cos.edu. Don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Facebook to receive news on upcoming events.

Jessica Robles was born and raised in Visalia, California. She studied fine art at the College of the Sequoias, then went on to receive her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and her MFA from Northern Illinois University, both with an emphasis in printmaking. She is now an adjunct art instructor and the Gallery Director of the COS Art Gallery at the College of the Sequoias.


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